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Postby movieartman » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:55 am

Gonna start the new Swamp Thing series as soon as I re watch the old 80s movie adaption. (and maybe it's sequel)

I started 24 S5 a few months ago but fell off it. Hope to finish it before the end of the year. Not a fan of the subplot with Logan's wife.

Over the course of the year me and my mom have been watching random episodes/arcs of The West Wing which she loves.

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I watched most of the first 2 seasons last year, I need to resume it.

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Postby ::KL7:: » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:34 pm

I finally caught up on the magicians! I marathoned the last 2 seasons just in time for the season 5 premier. I wish I would've read the books before to prepare me, I wasn't expecting a lot of things to play out the way they did. If anyone has just started watching, season 3's episode a life in the day is a masterpiece on par (in my opinion) with some of my favorite Dr. Who episodes.
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Postby Chuckman » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:42 pm

The books are very different from the series. The plot points from the first two novels are roughly similar to seasons 1-3, divrging harder as each season goes until they're effectively unrelated.

Frankly, I consider the show a much better excecution of the basic concept than the books. The books are... mopey, for lack of a better word, and the ending that Grossman wrote tries too hard to be literary, as opposed to the Season 4 finale, which was really earned by the cast and scripts. The show also has some amazing moments that flow from a visual medium as opposed to prose.
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Postby Reichu » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:40 am

I watched all of Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts' first season in a single sitting yesterday. I'd never heard if it before and it looked like a fun way to kill a few hours. Wasn't disappointed! If you've seen the new She-Ra, you have some idea of what to expect in terms of look and tone. I'd also describe the feel very crudely as "what if Adventure Time and Avatar: TLA had a baby". Looking forward to seeing the story continue!
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Postby Natalie the Cat » Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:16 pm

I’m surprised that there’s no talk of *She-Ra and the Princesses of Power* here.

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Postby Blockio » Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:24 pm

I've heard..... very differing opinions about this show, all the way from "yeah it's pretty good and has some great character arcs" to "forced garbage, don't waste your time with it". I'll probably give it a shot eventually, but there's a whole laundry list of things I'm more interested in before it
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Postby Natalie the Cat » Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:38 pm

It’s a magnificent epic and 90% of the complaints are about it being an actual show and not softcore porn aimed at adult men.

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Postby Blockio » Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:43 pm

The complaints I heard were quite the opposite; that it spends too much time shipping its characters and forgets to form a compelling plot over that
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Postby Natalie the Cat » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:34 am

That doesn’t sound like the show at all.

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Postby UrsusArctos » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:55 am

^ Not particularly surprised. "Complaining about shows you don't watch" is a trope on the tvtropes website for a reason.

Wasn't She-Ra originally associated with He-Man, or is there no connection here?
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Postby silvermoonlight » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:40 am

In the 80's version, she was his sister and she was co-created with Larry DiTillioJ and Michael Straczynski the guy who went on to do Babylon 5. His thoughts on her old look are listed here and how fanboys were getting it wrong back in the day and assuming she was an ideal woman and a sex object when he didn't write her that way.

https://twitter.com/straczynski/status/ ... 0158607360

I have not seen the new show so I can't comment though I have seen some clips and did kind of like that they made her kind of goof and someone who makes mistakes as it t levels the character in a way that gives her balance and flaws, and it reminds me of Korra and how she was an amazing fighter but had trouble mastering certain elements and really wasn't very good in the early seasons with personal relationships.
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Postby Natalie the Cat » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:22 pm

When people criticize the old She-Ra they’re not talking about the writing so much as all of the female characters being designed around having interchangeable, statuesque bodies with impossibly thin waists and huge breasts.

It doesn’t really matter that he didn’t write her that way, as the show was a commercial for toys. It’s not like it was a creator-driven effort, it was an advertisement that was spun off from an existing brand that was starting to see a decline in sales in a very crowded market.

The new show was written to sell toys and is a creator driven effort with a plan and vision behind it. It is very silly but focuses on some very adult themes, particularly the last season where there’s a couple scenes that are as shocking as the “death” of Batgirl in the *Batman: the Animated Series episode “Over the Edge”.

It’s going to come off a little hokey at times since it’s legitimately a kids show and not an 80s revival for nostalgic adults, but overall it’s fantastic and builds up to a really satisfying conclusion even if it does feel like it needs a few more episodes in the last season to let a few things breathe.

It’s also a major milestone in LGBT representation, especially in kids shows.

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Postby silvermoonlight » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:03 am

View Original PostNatalie the Cat wrote:When people criticize the old She-Ra they’re not talking about the writing so much as all of the female characters being designed around having interchangeable, statuesque bodies with impossibly thin waists and huge breasts.

It doesn’t really matter that he didn’t write her that way, as the show was a commercial for toys. It’s not like it was a creator-driven effort, it was an advertisement that was spun off from an existing brand that was starting to see a decline in sales in a very crowded market.

The new show was written to sell toys and is a creator driven effort with a plan and vision behind it. It is very silly but focuses on some very adult themes, particularly the last season where there’s a couple scenes that are as shocking as the “death” of Batgirl in the *Batman: the Animated Series episode “Over the Edge”.

It’s going to come off a little hokey at times since it’s legitimately a kids show and not an 80s revival for nostalgic adults, but overall it’s fantastic and builds up to a really satisfying conclusion even if it does feel like it needs a few more episodes in the last season to let a few things breathe.

It’s also a major milestone in LGBT representation, especially in kids shows.


I did hear but I need to confirm this, that the toy company is the reasons for the bardie doll look in the 80's series as the writers didn't want this look but their hands were forced as they believed she would not shift stock.

I do respect it for making the LGBT steps Korra couldn't though and I like that it basically says that homophobia is not a thing it doesn't exist making it a truly AU world as that was really bold and instead helps the focus be more about the conflicting sides and views, not oh your into women now how is sociality going to look at me.

As Korra made this mistake with its sequel comic Turf wars and it really ruined it going forward as it states the fire nation hated LGBT people and banned gay marriage which means if Korra/Asami visit the fire nation there is a real threat that they will get violence or homophobia towards them going forward like I get that this was a reflection of our world but I felt it would have been so much stronger without it.
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